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AGRICULTURE

Product MAKON 8, 10 and 12


Name
Chemical
Structure

C9 H19 (OCH 2CH2 )n OH

Chemical Nonylphenol Ethoxylate


Description
CAS 127087-87-0
Registry No.
Applications The MAKON series of surfactants is nonionic in nature; they neither ionize in water nor hydrolyze in aqueous acid
or alkaline solutions. Chemically, they are the reaction products of nonylphenol and ethylene oxide. They differ
in the mole ratio of hydrophilic ethylene oxide to hydrophobic nonylphenol. The MAKON surfactants are high
active products that offer a broad range of properties. Because of this versatility, MAKON products find
application in a number of different industries and in a multitude of products including agricultural emulsions,
detergents, sanitizers, industrial cleaners, metal cleaners, textiles, paper de-inking and drilling products.
Typical MAKON 8 MAKON 10
Properties Appearance at 25C ............................................................................ Clear liquid Clear liquid
pH, 5% 1:1 IPA:H2O ........................................................................................ 7.5 ---
pH, 10% aqueous.............................................................................................. --- 6.3
Actives, % ....................................................................................................... 99.8 99.8
Color, APHA ...... ........................................................................................... .... 54 29
Pour Point, C (F) ...................................................................................... 6 (43) 4 (42)
Freeze Point, C (F) ................................................................................... 3 (37) 1 (34)
Cloud Point, 1% in water, C (F) .............................................................. 24 (75) 54 (129)
Hydroxyl Number .............................................................................................. 95 88
Approximate HLB .............................................................................................. 12 13
Average Moles of EO .......................................................................................... 8 10
Viscosity, cps at 25C ..................................................................................... 240 240
Flash Point, PMCC, C (F)................................................................. >94 (>201) >94 (>201)
Density, g/ml (lbs/U.S. gal). ................................................................... 1.04 (8.7) 1.06 (8.8)
RVOC, U.S. EPA, % ........................................................................................... 0 0
MAKON 12
Appearance at 25C ............................................................................ Hazy liquid
pH, 5% 1:1 IPA:H2O ........................................................................................ 7.5
pH, 10% aqueous.............................................................................................. ---
Actives, % ...................................................................................................... 99.8
Color, APHA ...... ................................................................................. .... 100 max
Pour Point, C (F) ..................................................................................... 14 (57)
Freeze Point, C (F) ................................................................................. 11 (52)
Cloud Point, 1% in water, C (F) ............................................................ 81 (178)
Hydroxyl Number .............................................................................................. 76
Approximate HLB .............................................................................................. 14
Average Moles of EO ........................................................................................ 12
Viscosity, cps at 25C ..................................................................................... 280
Flash Point, PMCC, C (F)................................................................ >94 (>201)
Density, g/ml (lbs/U.S. gal). ................................................................... 1.06 (8.8)
RVOC, U.S. EPA, % ........................................................................................... 0

Oct. 2015
Supersedes: MAKON is a registered trademark of Stepan Company.
Oct. 2014
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Environmental MAKON products are biodegradable. Additional information is available upon request.
Effects

Health Effects MAKON products are slightly to practically non-toxic orally (LD50 > 1400 mg/kg). Undiluted MAKON products are
moderately to severely irritating to eyes, while concentrations of 25% or less are minimally irritating to eyes.

Storage & Normal safety precautions (i.e. gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling MAKON
Handling surfactants. Contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly
after handling material.

It is recommended that MAKON products be stored in sealed containers and kept in a cool, dry place. If material
is frozen it should be heated gently and stirred to ensure it is homogeneous before use.

Bulk Storage Information: MAKON surfactants can be stored in vessels of 316 stainless steel, but carbon steel is
adequate. Material should be stored between 100 - 110F. An internal hairpin coil of carbon steel with low
pressure steam (under 50 psig) should be used if heating is required. Mild agitation is required if the tank is
heated. Material is heat sensitive and agitation prevents localized heating. Heating may not be required for
inside storage if the tank is turned over frequently. Stainless steel 316 is preferred for pumps, pipes and transfer
lines; however, carbon steel is adequate.

Standard Packaging: MAKON products are available in drums (475 lb, 215 kg for MAKON 8, 10 and 12) and in
bulk quantities.

Workplace Occupational exposure can occur primarily through skin contact or via inhalation of vapors and mists.
Exposure Engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and other workplace practices should be used to control
these exposures.

Clearances All components of MAKON surfactants are listed in the following countries; the registration numbers for the active
ingredients are included in parentheses: United States (TSCA 127087-87-0), Australia (AICS 127087-87-0),
Canada (DSL 127087-87-0), China (IECSC 127087-87-0), Europe (NLP 500-315-8), Japan (ENCS 7-172), Korea
(ECL Serial No. KE-26246), New Zealand (NZIoC 127087-87-0), and Philippines (PICCS 127087-87-0).
It is the responsibility of the end user to review the chemical control regulations for each country.

The MAKON series is available as Kosher certified.

Product This product bulletin has been written in accordance with ACCs Product Stewardship guidelines.
Stewardship

Additional A Safety Data Sheet is available upon request.


Safety
Information The information contained herein is based on the manufacturers own study and the works of others and is subject to change
without prior notice. The information is not intended to be all-inclusive, including as to the manner and conditions of use, handling,
storage or disposal or other factors that may involve additional legal, environmental, safety or performance considerations. Nothing
contained herein grants or extends a license, express or implied, in connection with any patents issued or pending of the
manufacturer or others, or shall be construed as a recommendation to infringe any patents or to violate any applicable laws.
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upon, and the vendee assumes and releases Stepan Company (and its employees, subsidiaries and affiliates) from all liability,
whether in tort, contract or otherwise.

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